Sponsoring The Big Learner Relay
We’re delighted to announce we’re sponsoring The Big Learner Relay in association with BBC Children in Need!
BBC Children in Need
Children in Need aims to ensure that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure. It first aired on Christmas Day in 1927, running annually until 1972. In 1980 Children in Need began the yearly telethon that we know and love today. Since this, the charity has raised over £800 million for children in the UK so far!
Although £800 million is a huge amount, there is still more to be done! That’s why individuals and organisations alike are getting together to raise money.
The Big Learner Relay
In aid of Children in Need, we’ll be sponsoring The Big Learner Relay (BLR). We have decided to sponsor this event due to its commitment to making change happen. This is their 5th year running, and year on year they have been successful at raising money for Children in Need. It is expected that this year will be no different!
What is The Big Learner Relay?
Driving instructors and learner drivers across the country will be taking part in the Big Learner Relay to raise money for Children in Need. It’s a nationwide event so keep an eye out for cars covered in colourful spots near you! During the 17 day event, learner drivers will be covering 3000 miles worth of driving lessons from Jersey to Northamptonshire, passing along a Pudsey Bear top box in what is sure to be one of the country’s biggest relays!
The Grand Finale will take place on Friday 16th of November on the Silverstone Race Track. The sponsored cars will do a lap around this famous track with many bystanders watching to show their support.
Our very own fundraising event
The BLR have inspired us with their fabulous fundraising event, so we thought we’d do a little something of our own. We’re going to be taking part in The Pudsey Games! This will allow everyone in our office to make a difference to the lives of children in the UK.
We have put together some fun games to get everyone involved! The following games will run within our offices over the next two-week period…
Sweets in the jar
To raise money, we have decided to host an old-school ‘how many sweets in the jar’ competition! This competition will commence throughout our offices the weeks prior to Friday the 16th of November. This competition is fun for all and is a great way of fundraising for Children in Need to meet our target of £300!
We will also be sponsoring one of our loudest colleagues to remain silent for the whole working day! For every hour she is silent, she will be sponsored! This is another great fundraising idea, which will also make the workplace and quieter one…
Paper plane contest
A competition amongst our staff!! This competition will see who’s paper plane goes the distance. It will involve teams or individuals folding paper plans for the throwing finale: Who’s will go the furthest?
The Veygo Relay
And finally, what better way to make our fundraising relevant to BLR than putting together our very own Veygo Relay through Cardiff City Centre! We’ve sourced volunteers from our offices to take part! Instead of using a baton we will use a toy car for added effect in association with BLR and Driving Instructors across the UK.
What can I do to help?
To make the donating process easier we have set up a Just Giving page! The money raised will go to BLR and Children in Need combined. So, make sure you get involved and help make a difference by donating whatever you can, because every little helps.
Our target is £300 pounds! Let’s do this Team Veygo!